|James Watt - Andrew Carnegie|
LibriVox recording of James Watt, by Andrew Carnegie. Read by Bill Boerst. This biography of the inventor James Watt covers his early years, successes and failures, and legacy. (Summary by Bill Boerst) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; non fiction; biography; invention; inventor; US
Downloads: 2,992 (1 review)
|The Loss of the S.S. Titanic - Lawrence Beesley|
LibriVox recording of The Loss of the S. S. Titanic by Lawrence Beesley, read by Allyson Hester. >This is a 1st hand account written by a survivor of the Titanic about that fateful night and the events leading up to it as well as the events that followed its sinking. - Summary written by Allyson Hester For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; nonfiction; disaster; iceberg,shipping; Titanic
Downloads: 12,946 (1 review)
|The Naval War of 1812 - Theodore Roosevelt|
LibriVox recording of THE NAVAL WAR OF 1812, by THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Read by James Carson. Somewhat detailed history of naval engagements between the United States and England during the War of 1812, from a decidely American perspective. Completed by the author as a young man at age 24. After 120 years, it remains a standard study of the war. (Summary by JCarson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), pleas...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; history; war; navy
Downloads: 6,471 (1 review)
|Through the Brazilian Wilderness - Theodore Roosevelt|
LibriVox recording of "Through the Brazilian Wilderness" by Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919); read by LibriVox volunteers, proofed by Leni, and produced for LibriVox by Karen Merline. Roosevelt's popular book Through the Brazilian Wilderness describes his expedition into the Brazilian jungle in 1913 as a member of the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition co-named after its leader, Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; autobiography; Brazil; exploration
Downloads: 20,317 (1 review)
|Brain Twister - Mark Phillips (Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer)|
LibriVox recording of Brain Twister, by Mark Phillips. Read by Catharine Eastman. "Mark Phillips" is, or are, two writers: Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer. Their joint pen-name, derived from their middle names (Philip and Mark), was coined soon after their original meeting, at a science-fiction convention. Both men were drunk at the time, which explains a good deal, and only one has ever sobered up...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; spy; science fiction; humor
Downloads: 54,575 (1 review)
|How I Filmed the War - Geoffrey H. Malins|
LibriVox recording of How I Filmed the War, by Geoffrey H. Malins. Read by R. S. Steinberg. An account of World War I and the experience of filming it by an early cinematographer (and, after the war, successful director) who was there. (Summary by R. S. Steinberg) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio; history; WWI, cinematography, memoir
Downloads: 3,328 (1 review)
|Tom of the Raiders - Austin Bishop|
LibriVox recording of Tom of the Raiders, by Austin Bishop. Read by Brett Downey. Young Adult historical fiction of a young man joining the Union Army and taking part in the Great Locomotive Chase. (Summary by Brett Downey) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; historical fiction; spy stories; teen/young adult; war stories
Downloads: 1,417 (1 review)
|The Oregon Trail - Francis Parkman, Jr.|
LibriVox recording of "The Oregon Trail" by Francis Parkman, Jr., read by R. S. Steinberg, and proofed and produced by Karen Merline. The book is a breezy, first-person account of a 2 month summer tour of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas when Parkman was 23. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; American history; history; American west
Downloads: 31,210 (1 review)
|Cattle Brands - Andy Adams|
LibriVox recording of "Cattle Brands" by Andy Adams, read by Kehinde. Cattle Brands is a collection of 14 entertaining short stories depicting not only the life of cowboys in the wild, wild West, but also the harrowing skirmishes with banditos, thrilling shoot-outs, attempt at and the recapture of stolen chattel from fierce desperados, and much, much more exciting accounts that make one think it all actually happened...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; westerns; cowboy stories; Andy Adams
Downloads: 57,007 (1 review)
|Make Mine Homogenized - Rick Raphael|
LibriVox recording of Make Mine Homogenized, by Rick Raphael. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Widowed cattle rancher Hetty Thompson had done all right for herself since Big Jim’s death. She had Barney, a loyal if dim-witted ranch hand, and Johnny her assistant manager whom she rescued from a drunken father years before. When the government carves out a huge piece of Frenchman’s Flat for an atomic testing ground Hetty and her neighbors object, but the millitary fences in the range anyway...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; nevada; ranch; nuclear testing; mutation; milk; eggs
Downloads: 5,579 (1 review)
|Comic History of the United States - Bill Nye|
LibriVox recording of Comic History of the United States, by Bill Nye. Read by Allyson Hester. This text takes the reader on a comical journey from the time of the first European settlement through the Civil War. The author's caustic wit is evident throughout the book in his numerous sarcastic and humorous remarks. The reader will enjoy a "different" type of history book based on facts, yet caustically embellished for entertainment purposes...
Keywords: history; comedy; comic; nye; bill; william; united; states; us; usa; new world; civil war; slavery; indians; pioneers
Downloads: 143,494 (1 review)
|Pomona's Travels - Frank Stockton|
LibriVox recording of Pomona's Travels, by Frank Stockton. Read by Sibella Denton. Pomona and Jone of Rudder Grange fame travel to England and Scotland. Along the way, Pomona tangles with wild pigs, haymaking, hotels great and small, Pullman cars, comparison-makers, and a Duchess. She makes two matches and – in her usual, unorthodox way – stag hunts and attends a knighting. Pomona is as hilarious as ever, if a bit more rounded off on the edges...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; travel; adventure; women
Downloads: 10,449 (1 review)
|Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War - Frederick A. Talbot|
LibriVox recording of Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War by Frederick A. Talbot. Read in English by William Tomcho "Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War" is an interesting read of the beginnings of air warfare in World War I. Anyone interested in early aviation and armament will find this a fascinating work. By William Tomcho. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for thi...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; history; World War I; WWI; aviation; aeroplane; dirigible
Downloads: 58,335 (1 review)
|Pieces of Hate and other Enthusiasms - Heywood Broun|
LibriVox recording of Pieces of Hate and other Enthusiasms by Heywood Broun. This book is a collection of humorous short stories about ordinary instances in daily life. We learn many interesting things about life, such as how to court women successfully, what it feels like to be a god, and why sometimes it would be a good idea to exchange one's own newborn baby for a better one at the hospital. (Summary by Carolin) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS ...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; humor; humour; short stories; daily life; satire; caricature
Downloads: 3,084 (1 review)
|Random Reminiscences of Men and Events - John D. Rockefeller|
LibriVox recording of Random Reminiscences of Men and Events by John D. Rockefeller. Read by William Tomcho. A good book by the oil revolutionist of the 20th century. As they say "Men should listen to experience" and this book is all about the experience of the second highest taxpayer of the US during the 20's. Though it is not in the book, this is a small poem he wrote: I was early taught to work as well as play, My life has been one long, happy holiday; Full of work and full of play- I dropped...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; non-fiction; history; rockefeller
Downloads: 4,007 (1 review)
|Rudder Grange - Frank Stockton|
LibriVox recording of Rudder Grange, by Frank Stockton. Read by Sibella Denton. This book presents a number of short, comedic sketches of a country life in middle America in the late 1800s. The hilarious twists and turns endear our adorable, naive married couple to the reader; and the orphan servant Pomona - dear, odd, funny Pomona! - is the focus of several of the stories. Imagine a honeymoon in a lunatic asylum, and you've got Rudder Grange! For further information, including links to online t...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; comedy; country life
Downloads: 29,256 (1 review)
|Miss Pim's Camouflage - Lady Dorothy Tennant|
LibriVox recording of Miss Pim's Camouflage, by Lady Dorothy Tennant. Read by Grant Hurlock. Mid-WWI, staid Englishwoman Miss Perdita Pim suffers a sunstroke gardening & gains the power of invisibility. She becomes a super-secret agent, going behind German lines, sometimes visible, sometimes not, witnessing atrocities & gleaning valuable war information. (Summary by Grant Hurlock) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; WWI; World War 1; adventure; war stories; spy novels; secret agents
Downloads: 6,768 (1 review)
|The Stouthouse Radio Theater Presents The Association of Semi-Superpeoples in: Nazi Radio Tower of Doom! - Chris Brennaman|
In the days leading up to World War II, a group of mystery men joined together to fight injustice in all its forms. From gangsters and racketeers to Nazi saboteurs and communists, these brave men and women did their best to thwart evil in all its myriad forms. And though they often failed, and miserably, no one can deny the group known as The Association of Semi-Super Peoples didâ¦ stuff.
Keywords: The Association of Semi-Superpeoples; Chris Brennaman; Jake Hallman; Masked Mofo; Liquid Courage; Slappy Jenkins; Dame Killer; Tiffany Brennaman; Rev. Jake; Reverend Jake; Mystery Club; Radio Drama; Super Heroes; Mystery Men; Zach Rushing; Buggy Whip
Downloads: 446 (2 reviews)
|The Escape of a Princess Pat - George Pearson|
Librivox recording of The Escape of a Princess Pat to celebrate Remembrance Day 2008.(OK so we are a little ahead of Schedule) Being the full account of the capture and fifteen months' imprisonment of Corporal Edwards, of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and his final escape from Germany into Holland. Summary from Book title. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; history; Canada; WW I
Downloads: 10,706 (2 reviews)
|'Co. Aytch,' Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment or, A Side Show of the Big Show - Sam R. Watkins|
LibriVox recording of Co. Aytch, by Sam R. Watkins. Read by Winston Tharp. Samuel “Sam” Rush Watkins (June 26, 1839 – July 20, 1901) was a noted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. He is known today for his memoir Company Aytch: Or, a Side Show of the Big Show, often heralded as one of the best primary sources about the common soldier's Civil War experience....Sam’s writing style is quite engaging and skillfully captures the pride, misery, glory, and horror experienced by ...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; memoirs; Civil War; Confederacy; First Tennessee Regiment; Maury Grays; history; American history
Downloads: 10,452 (2 reviews)
|Australia Felix - Henry Handel Richardson|
LibriVox recording of Australia Felix, by Henry Handel Richardson. Read by tabithat. The story of Richard Mahony, a doctor trained in Edinburgh who comes to Ballarat in the gold rush of the 1850s. At first he runs a shop but later he marries and returns to medical practice. His story is interwoven with that of his wife's brothers and sister. Even after his medical practice becomes successful he is still unhappy living in the colony and decides to return home to Britain...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; Australia
Downloads: 11,135 (2 reviews)
|Jill the Reckless - P.G. Wodehouse|
LibriVox recording of Jill the Reckless by P. G. Wodehouse. Read by Don W. Jenkins. Jill had money, Jill was engaged to be married to Sir Derek Underhill. Suddenly Jill becomes penniless, and she is no longer engaged. With a smile, in which there is just a tinge of recklessness, she refuses to be beaten and turns to face the world. Instead she went to New York and became a member of the chorus of "The Rose of America," and Mr...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; wodehouse
Downloads: 20,241 (2 reviews)
|Star Hunter - Andre Norton|
Librivox recording of Star Hunter by Andre Norton. Read by Leonie Rose. "Somewheres on the jungle world of Jumala, there was a man in hiding—a man whose mind had been reconditioned with another's brain pattern and for whom there was a fabulous reward. Star Hunter is a thrill-packed account of that other-worldly game of hide-and-seek between a man who did not know all his own powers and an interstellar safari that sought something no man had a right to find...." (summary from gutenberg etext) F...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; science fiction; andre norton; star hunter
Downloads: 62,002 (2 reviews)
|The Efficiency Expert - Edgar Rice Burroughs|
LibriVox recording of The Efficiency Expert by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Delmar H. Dolbier Our hero, Jimmy Torrance, Jr., has a hard time finding suitable employment after a brilliant (athletically, at least) college career, despite all kinds of assistance from his friends in the underworld and the wealthy and sophisticated young woman with whom he falls in love. Set in contemporary America, mostly Chicago, this 1921 short novel is one of a handful of Burrough’s works that does not take us...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; 1921; Chicago; novel
Downloads: 7,468 (2 reviews)
|Biltmore Oswald - J. Thorne Smith, Jr.|
LibriVox recording of Biltmore Oswald, by J. Thorne Smith, Jr. Read by Nigel Boydell. The hilarious diary of a young man's recruitment into, and service in a navy, which, though well equipped and disciplined, remains woefully ill prepared for his arrival and dubious contribution. (Introduction by Nigel Boydell) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; humor
Downloads: 3,011 (2 reviews)
|Watchbird - Robert Sheckley|
LibriVox recording of WATCHBIRD, by Robert Sheckley. Read by Phil Chenevert 3 Robert Sheckley short stories that demonstrate the breath of his fantastic imagination. In Watchbird, the question "can machines solve human problems?" is answered with a resounding YES! But there may be a few unforeseen glitches. Just a few. Warrior Race drops us into an alien race of warriors who fight in a way you will never be able to imagine until you listen...
Keywords: SF; science fiction; sheckley; audiobook; librivox
Downloads: 4,208 (2 reviews)
|Star Born - Andre Norton|
LibriVox recording of Star Born, by Andre Norton. Read by Mark F. Smith. Andre Norton's "Star Born" pictures a human colony in another galaxy, driven away from Earth generations ago by a repressive government. Considered outlaws, the colonists are in permanent hiding. They have developed friendship and cooperation with a local race of "mermen" who are equally at home on land or sea. But that race only took to the sea to escape a malevolent power that hunted them and killed them violently for spo...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; science fiction; adventure; star born; andre norton
Downloads: 84,389 (2 reviews)
|The Secret Of The Ninth Planet - Donald Wollheim|
LibriVox recording of The Secret Of The Ninth Planet, by Donald Wollheim. Read by Richard Kilmer. An alien race has put a station on Earth and other planets in order to steal the rays of the sun, possible causing the sun to nova within two years. Burl Denning, a high school student, is the only person who has the power to stop the alien project. Can he and the crew of the experimental space ship Magellan act in time to save the earth? (Summary by Richard Kilmer) For further information, includin...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; adventure
Downloads: 45,840 (2 reviews)
|Alcatraz - Max Brand|
LibriVox recording of Alcatraz, by Max Brand. Read by Richard Kilmer. This is a story of a wild horse who many said could not be caught or broken, and the man who set out to prove them wrong. (Summary by Richard Kilmer) M4B format available For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Adventure; Animals; Fiction; Westerns
Downloads: 85,116 (2 reviews)
|The Life and Amours of the Beautiful, Gay and Dashing Kate Percival, the Belle of the Delaware - Kate Percival|
LibriVox recording of The Life and Amours of the Beautiful, Gay and Dashing Kate Percival, the Belle of the Delaware, by Kate Percival. This surprisingly explicit sample of Victorian erotica follows the sexual awakening and subsequent adventures of its author, Kate Percival, the "belle of the Delaware." Content warning: this one is definitely NC-17 rated. Cast: Kate Percival: Arielle Lipshaw Harry Percival: Anthony Laura: Roseanne Schmidt Clarence: Peter Yearsley Amy: Esther Cordelia: Kara Shall...
Keywords: librivox; audio; erotica
Downloads: 43,742 (2 reviews)
|Make Mine Homogenized Version 2 - Rick Raphael|
LibriVox recording of Make Mine Homongenised, by Rick Raphael. Read by Jeanie. Just sixty miles from ground zero in Nevada there lies Circle T Ranch run by Hetty Thompson the owner, Barney Hatfield the farmhand, and Johnny Culpepper the assistant manager. It was just another ordinary ranch until, that is, the two cows and the rooster hit the nuclear jackpot. (Introduction by Jeanie1914) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other form...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; Science fiction
Downloads: 2,927 (2 reviews)
|The Pirates of Ersatz - Murray Leinster|
LibriVox recording of The Pirates of Ersatz, by Murray Leinster. Read by Elliott Miller. Bron is the offspring of infamous space pirates but instead of following in the family footsteps he decides to become an electronic engineer. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get out, something pulls him back in. This is a tongue-in-cheek space adventure along the lines of the Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook, adventure; science fiction
Downloads: 22,317 (2 reviews)
|Fast in the Ice - R.M. Ballantyne|
Librivox recording of Fast in the Ice by R.M. Ballantyne read by Esther. At the age of 16 Ballantyne went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company. His rule in writing, being in every case, was to write as far as possible from personal knowledge of the scenes he described. In this book he details the lives of the crew as they must overwinter in the frozen north including their meetings with Eskimos and bears and their struggles with disease...
Keywords: librivox; arctic; Canada; adventure; Eskimo
Downloads: 33,116 (2 reviews)
|The Association of Semi-Superpeoples - Chris Brennaman|
What happens when a superhero (well, close to it, anyway) team gets kicked out of their secret hideout and has to move in with a college student?
Keywords: superheroes; comedy; short film
Downloads: 1,344 (3 reviews)
|High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France - James Norman Hall|
Librivox recording of High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France by James Norman Hall read by Mike Vendetti. High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France by James Norman Hall; you will find this book although an exciting narrative has an unpolished feel because it was published in June of 1918 while Mr. Hall was a captive in a German POW camp. When he was captured behind enemy lines, the book was still a work in progress...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; history; American; WW I
Downloads: 22,195 (2 reviews)
|Dere Mable - Edward Streeter|
LibriVox recording of Dere Mable, by Edward Streeter. Read by Rob Kunkel. Bill is in training camp, preparing to go off to World War I. This book is a collection of love letters written to his sweetheart, Mable. The letters are humorous, mis-spelled, and have many stories of life in an army camp - all from Bill's unique perspective. (summary by Rob Kunkel) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go t...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; audio book; letters; love letters; edward streeter; humor; romance; war stories; memoirs
Downloads: 5,347 (3 reviews)
|The Pony Rider Boys in the Alkali - Frank Gee Patchin|
LibriVox recording of The Pony Rider Boys in the Alkali, by Frank Gee Patchin. Yee-Haww! The Pony Rider Boys are on the move again! This time the boys are in the desert of Nevada, discovering the beauty and perils in 100 degree heat. It should be another thrilling ride that Professor Zepplin has taken them on! (Summary by Ann Boulais ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalo...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; children; westerns; cowboys; adventure
Downloads: 2,182 (3 reviews)
|The Shortstop - Zane Grey|
Librivox recording of The Shortstop by Zane Grey. Read by Rowdy Delaney. Zane Grey (Pearl Zane Gray) born in 1872 in Zanesville, Ohio was best known for his western stories, most notably Riders Of The Purple Sage which has been filmed four times, the last in 1996 starring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. Among his other interests was baseball. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship where he earned a degree in dentistry...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; baseball
Downloads: 34,551 (2 reviews)
|The Boys' Life of Mark Twain - Albert Bigelow Pain|
LibriVox recording of The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Pain read by John Greenman. Albert Bigelow Paine was Samuel Langhorne Clemens’ (Mark Twain’s) biographer. He lived with Twain, collecting ideas and material for a biography, for a few years before Twain’s death in 1910. Six years later Paine published this “story of a man who made the world laugh and love him.” For those who have read or listened to Mark Twain’s works, Paine’s work is an invaluable resource to bet...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; biography; Twain
Downloads: 32,373 (3 reviews)
|The Kama Sutra - Mallanaga Vatsyayana|
LibriVox recording of The Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana. Read by Mark F Smith. The Kama Sutra, or Aphorisms on Love, has survived at least 1400 years as a dominant text on sexual relations between men and women. Vatsyayana claimed to have written the Kama Sutra while a religious student, “in contemplation of the Deity” - but references to older works, shrewd disputations by Vatsyayana of those authors' recommendations, and careful cataloging of practices in various of the Indian states indicate m...
Keywords: hinduism; sex; librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 179,019 (4 reviews)
|The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire - Charles Morris|
LibriVox recording of The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire, by Charles Morris. The first half of this book describes the devastating earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906, and the subsequent destruction caused by fire. Various eyewitnesses and victims give their account on the tragedy. In the second half, a number of different other earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are retold, like the eruption of the Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii or the explosion of the Krakatoa, together w...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; non-fiction; history; San Francisco; earthquake; volcano; science
Downloads: 9,427 (2 reviews)
|The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner - George-Gunther Freiherr von Forstner|
LibriVox recording of The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner, by George-Gunther Freiherr von Forstner. Read by Sue Anderson. The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner is a graphic account of WWI submarine warfare. Forstner was the commander of German U-boat U-28. His journal, first published 1916, gives a gritty picture of daily life inside a submarine and details several torpedo attacks on Allied shipping...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; history; memoirs; sea stories; war stories
Downloads: 14,245 (3 reviews)
|Planet of Dread - Murray Leinster|
LibriVox recording of Planet of Dread, by Murray Leinster Read by Phil Chenevert Humans have expanded to myriads of worlds throughout the galaxies but they have found that the only way for colonies to be self sustaining, was to reproduce the total ecology of their home world; the original Earth. This meant bringing the entire ecosystem, the good, the bad and the ugly. Viruses as well as grass, goats as well as stink bugs and allowing the whole mixture to ultimately produce an inhabitable world f...
Keywords: SF; Leinster; science fiction; audiobook; librivox
Downloads: 4,238 (3 reviews)
|Bill Nye's Funniest Thoughts - Bill Nye|
LibriVox recording of Bill Nye's Funniest Thoughts, by Bill Nye. Read by Phil Chenevert Bill Nye was a famous American humor columnist in the middle 1800's. He said "We can never be a nation of snobs so long as we are willing to poke fun at ourselves." And he did exactly that in hundreds of newspaper columns that were later collected into books. This is a selection of just 35 of the most humorous, wry and downright funny cogitations of his, written of course in the somewhat convoluted style comm...
Keywords: humor; bill nye; columns; librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 17,088 (2 reviews)
|Helen's Babies - John Habberton|
LibriVox recording of Helen's Babies, by John Habberton. Read by Kara Shallenberg. In this hilarious novel, Harry Burton, a bachelor white-goods salesman, goes to take care of his sister Helen's two little boys for ten days while she and her husband are out of town. Helen says, "The children won't give you the slightest trouble; they're the best children in the world!" but, as you can imagine, Toddie and Budge are always up to something, and all sorts of comic mischief ensues...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; habberton; humor; babysitting; children; romance
Downloads: 76,346 (3 reviews)
|The Early History of the Airplane - Wright, Orville and Wilbur|
LibriVox recording of The Early History of the Airplane, by Orville and Wilbur Wright. Read by Availle. The Brothers Orville (1871 - 1948) and Wilbur (1867 – 1912) Wright made the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air flight, on 17th December 1903. They were not the first to build and fly aircraft, but they invented the controls that were necessary for a pilot to steer the aircraft, which made fixed wing powered flight possible...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; essay/short nonfiction; history; short stories
Downloads: 16,360 (3 reviews)
|Famous Sea Fights - John R. Hale|
LibriVox recording of Famous Sea Fights, by John R. Hale. I propose to tell in non-technical and popular language the story of some of the most remarkable episodes in the history of sea power. I shall begin with the first sea-fight of which we have a detailed history—the Battle of Salamis (B.C. 480), the victory by which Themistocles the Athenian proved the soundness of his maxim that "he who commands the sea commands all." I shall end with the last and greatest of naval engagements, the Battl...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; sea fights; history; naval history
Downloads: 32,735 (2 reviews)
|Diary of a U-Boat Commander - Sir Stephen King-Hall|
LibriVox recording of Diary of a U-boat Commander, by Sir Stephen King-Hall. Read by Mark F. Smith. Captain Karl von Schenk of the Kaiser's Navy is a stereotypical German nobleman - supremely self-confident, touchy about the divisions of class and any infringement on his place. He thinks he is handsome, has a suitably manly physique, an excellent singing voice, and a facility with writing. His wartime service related in his diary is a series of triumphs over harrowing circumstances, bringing his...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; war; u-boat; WWI
Downloads: 97,855 (4 reviews)
|Mike: A Public School Story - P. G. Wodehouse|
LibriVox recording of Mike: A Public School Story, by P. G. Wodehouse. Read by Debra Lynn. This novel introduces the characters Mike Jackson and Psmith, who are featured in several of Wodehouse’s later works. It shows how the two characters first met each other as teenagers at boarding school. As Psmith doesn’t appear until about halfway through this book, it was later released as two separate books, Mike at Wrykyn and Mike and Psmith...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; wodehouse; humor; psmith; mike
Downloads: 37,551 (4 reviews)
|Empire - Clifford D. Simak|
LibriVox recording of Empire, by Clifford D Simak. Read by Kevin Green. In a future time, the solar system is powered by one energy source, controlled by one huge organisation, which has plans to use this control to dominate the planets. Unknown to them, a couple of maverick scientists accidentally develop a completely new form of energy supply and threaten the corporation's monopoly. Naturally, the corporation can't allow this to happen.....
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction; science-fiction
Downloads: 10,695 (3 reviews)